Team8’s Fintech Advisory Board now boasts current and former executives from KPMG, PayPal, Visa, Marqeta and Harvard Business School
Team8, a unique global venture group that builds and invests in early-stage companies with deep expertise in cyber, data, fintech, and digital health, is proud to announce that Judd Caplain, the former Global Head of Financial Services at KPMG has joined Team8’s Fintech Advisory Board.
Judd brings with him a wealth of experience and expertise in the field of financial technology, with more than 30 years of financial services experience. Judd was most recently KPMG’s Global Head of Financial Services, where he managed its largest global line of business, which included Banking & Capital Markets, Private Equity, Asset Management, and Insurance. In this capacity, he led a team of 50,000 employees in 150 countries across the firm’s three business lines – Advisory, Tax, and Audit. Judd also led KPMG’s relationships with top global banks for several years as well as a network of governments, regulators, media, and fintech service providers in more than 40 countries.
Judd will be joining other Team8 Fintech Advisory Board Members including Rupert Keeley, former PayPal Europe CEO, and Former Visa Group President APAC and CEMEA, Linda Hill, Professor at Harvard Business School and Leadership Initiative Faculty Chair, and Omri Dahan, former CRO at Marqeta, who are already working with Team8 Fintech Foundry and portfolio companies 40Seas and april. Tapping into their combined years of experience, they provide a specialized toolkit for Team8’s portfolio companies and foundry leadership. In addition, the Members work closely and mentor Team8’s early-stage founders, providing them guidance and a competitive advantage as they build and scale their companies.
“I am delighted to have been appointed to Team8’s Fintech Advisory Board to help create value for innovative and exciting portfolio companies. For example, I will be supporting april, which has built tax infrastructure for the financial services industry, to offer new kinds of income tax-related services. I’m also already working closely on a few ideation tracks for promising companies at the intersection of fintech, health, and AI” said Judd Caplain, Former Global Head of Financial Services at KPMG.
Speaking on Judd joining the Fintech Advisory Board, Rakefet Russak-Aminoach, Managing Partner at Team8 said “In alignment with our mission to facilitate digital transformation across financial services, we are honored to welcome Judd Caplain to Team8. Judd brings extensive expertise from his tenure at KPMG in fostering relationships with the world’s top financial institutions and growing businesses to a tremendous scale. In addition to helping us de-risk company-building opportunities, Judd will play a critical role in supporting the growth of our portfolio companies and strengthening our partnerships with key industry stakeholders.”
Team8 Group is a global Company-Building and Venture Capital group that creates and invests in companies focusing on Cybersecurity, Data & AI, Fintech, and Digital Health. Team8’s signature foundry model is designed to identify meaningful problems, create theses on potential solutions, and build innovative companies that tackle these challenges.
Team8 leverages an in-house multi-disciplinary team of more than 90 company-builders, together with a dedicated community of global C-level executives and thought leaders. Team8 partners with world-class founders and works with them to increase the probability of success via a disciplined, repeatable process from inception through product-market fit, growth, and beyond. Team8’s unique platform brings together specialized expertise across technology, go-to-market, HR, and strategy.